SM0228: From Erin’s Emerald Isle - Volume 1.

Cover image From Erin’s Emerald Isle - Volume 1
arranged Dewey Owens
Contents: 15 Harp Solos
Instrumentation: Lever Harp
Level: Intermediate
Format: Stapled
Size: US Letter
ISMN: --
Edition/Year: 1993
Publisher: Lyon & Healy
Origin: USA
Our Ref: SM0228
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From Erin’s Emerald Isle - Volume 1
arranged Dewey Owens

“This collection of fifteen ancient Irish airs is the first volume of a projected three-volume set. They come mainly from Edward Bunting’s The Ancient Music of Ireland, 1840, and Alfred Moffat’s The Minstrelsy of Ireland, 1897. As a young nineteen year old musician, Bunting was commissioned to attend the festival of harpers held in Belfast in 1792, and to take down their music, most of which had never been published. He was not a harper and his music suits the keyboard rather than the harp; in fact, much of it is unplayable on the clarsech, or the common Irish harp. These arrangements are designed to make this music available to lever harp players. On the other hand, Mr. Moffat’s collection is vocal music with keyboard accompaniment. The arranger has taken the melodies of these songs and has given them solo harp treatment. Where applicable, the text of these songs is given at the end.

These pieces were arranged for the lever harp tuned in F. Six selections are in F, one in D Minor, while two are in A minor and one in C. Five of them are in G. The Coolin is in G and modulates to the key of D. Although playable on the pedal harp, they were intended to be played specifically on the lever harp.” D. Owens


Farewell!-But Whenever You Welcome the Hour
I Would Not Give My Irish Wife
It Chanced When I Was Walking
Jackson’s Morning Brush
The Gentle Maiden
The Rakes of Mallow
This Rock That Overhangs the Foam
Carolan’s Farewell to Music/Carolan
Down by the Sally Gardens
Bright Red Is the Sun
The Coolin
The Hornless Cow
The Little Swallow
The Wild Geese

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